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Dr. Sunil Kakarla, DVM
Dr. Sunil Kakarla, an experienced and compassionate veterinarian of Cary, NC, grew up in India and moved to the United States in 2005 with a passion of practicing high quality veterinary medicine in an advanced setting. After graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine in India, he practiced as a Companion Animal Veterinarian for 5 years in a metro city Visakhapatnam in India. In 2005, he landed in the US to fulfil his dream of practicing high quality Medicine for Companion Animals. In that process he pursued his MS and PhD in a renowned lab at Marshall University, WV. As a graduate student he had several high end publications to his credit. While pursuing graduate studies he completed the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE) in 2010. Soon after this accomplishment, he volunteered at several local Animal Hospitals and completed his clinical experience program the same year and obtained his license to practice in the US.
In 2011, after graduating with a doctoral degree in Biomedical Sciences, he joined a small animal practice in Durham/RTP. Since this time, he established a huge clientele and used to see 6000 to 7000 pets per year.
With his continued passion to provide the best quality veterinary care, now he has joined the state of the art Walnut Street Animal Hospital in June 2016. As a veterinarian in Cary NC, he strongly believes in quality care for pets and in being available to his patients when needed.
Sunil Kakarla is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and has special interests in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery as well as emergency medicine. In 2001, Dr. Kakarla married his wife and now has a son and a daughter. He enjoys spending quality time with his family, including his 4-year-old Poodle, as well as doing community service, playing volleyball and watching movies.
Rebecca Tudor, DVM, DACVS
Dr. Rebecca Tudor graduated from the North Carolina State, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She completed an internship at the University of Georgia, and then returned to NCSU for her surgery residency.
She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2000. After one year in private practice in South Carolina, she returned to NCSU. In November, 2002, Dr. Tudor established Tarheel Veterinary Surgical Specialists.
Dr. Tudor, her husband, son, and daughter reside in Louisburg, NC. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her family, reading, and cheering on the NC State Wolfpack. We are proud to have her on our team to perform in-house advanced surgeries.
Client Care Team
Jordan, Client Care Specialist
I am originally from Northwest Wisconsin, but moved to the Raleigh area in 2011, and have never regretted the change of scenery. I have loved animals of all shapes and sizes since I was a little kid, and have been employed in the pet industry as a customer service representative and dog groomer since 2010. After being lucky enough to be mentored by and train under a Groom Team USA member, and work side-by-side with and befriend several award-winning groomers, I am familiar with trims of every variety, and enjoy employing both creative styles and breed standards (especially terriers!). At home, I have an Airedale named Winchester, a calico cat named Ophelia, lease and ride a quarter horse cross named General, and maintain a small collection of boa constrictors and small pythons. In any other free time I can manage to conjure up, I really enjoy reading, writing, painting, photography, and going to the movies.
Jessica, Client Care Specialist
Veterinary Care Team
Melissa, Veterinary Technician
People often ask " Why did you choose Veterinary Medicine?" The answer is I didn't, it chose me. I have been a Veterinary Technician for 15 years and not a day goes by where I don't love what I do. My passion for veterinary medicine and animals runs deep. I grew up on the east coast, raised around show dogs, race and performance horses. There has never been a day where animal care wasn't part of my life. Not a lot of people get to say they love what they do for a living... I do. Being a Veterinary Technician can be heart warming, inspiring, exciting and tragic, sometimes all in the same day. I feel veterinary medicine care should be exemplary. The extraordinary care we give is impeccable and I am proud to be part of the WSAH team. I have lived in NC for a few years now. It's wonderful each day meeting new people and their four legged family members. I have lived all over the world as a military spouse and now call NC home. German Shepherds, Labs, Goldens and Boston terriers hold a special place in my heart. I volunteer at events such as "Operation Catnip" a spay/neuter release program for feral cats, Wounded Warriors and Para-equestrian Shows. NYU, Penn Foster and SUNY are my education backgrounds. In my free time I enjoy hiking with my family and dogs, going to the beach, and riding my horse.
Alyssa, Veterinary Technician
Brittany, Veterinary Technician
Tori, Veterinary Technician
Lucy, Head Innkeeper
I've lived in North Carolina for the past 8 years, but I am originally from New York. I have been in the veterinary field for the past 33 years, working in many different areas from veterinary technician in NY to kennel manager. While in New York, I even participated in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation! Being able to help animals in need makes this profession and everything that goes along with it worthwhile. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our pets, gardening, needlework and crocheting, and reading a good book.
Current Fur-family: 2 dogs - Vortex and Cuda, 3 cats - Julie, Bengal, and Lady, 2 guinea pigs - Caramel and Silky, and one finch named Pearl.
Julia, Professional Groomer
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Dr. K and his staff are wonderful people to take care of you and your pets needs. I have taken my dogs to Dr. K for several years and couldn't be more happy with the excellent care and compassion he provides to each of his patients. He explains things very thoroughly and never rushes you in and out. He truly strives to provide quality care. He is very honest in his professional advice. I have tried several veterinarians in the Triangle area and none come close to matching the whole package that you receive when you partner with Dr. K to take care of your babies. I drive from Durham for Dr. K to see my dogs. Please stop by Walnut Street Animal Hospital and see for yourself what makes this animal hospital better than the others. You will make a friend for life in yours and your animals lives.